19 October 2009, Monday, 17:18

Festival of handicapped children will take place in Ufa

author: Elmira Sabirova

For four days Ufa will become a ground of cultural and sports festival of pupils of special (correctional) schools, boarding schools and elementary primary schools

The annual meeting of handicapped children is starting on October 27 in Ufa special (correctional) comprehensive boarding school N28. This year it will take place for the ninth time and will be devoted to the Year of support and development of youth leads in RB. The organizer of the festival is Ministry of Education RB. Its aim is to attract the attention of the public to the problems of handicapped children.

About 200 children from 37 specialized institutions of Bashkortostan will come to Ufa for participation in the festival. Tourist and sports competitions will be organized for them: orienteering, crossing by the beam, chin-up, chess, draughts, table tennis, darts and others. Creative competition will include dancing, singing, play on the musical instruments, quiz, etc.

According to chief searching authority of Ministry of Education RB Lubov Eremeeva, about 4000 handicapped children study in correctional institutions of the republic now, more than 400 of them are orphaned children deprived of parental care.